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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: surgical treatment of morbid obesity


Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as a stand alone procedure for the surgical management of morbid obesity represents 2% of the bariatric operations in the United States of America. In the USA, this technique was developed as a modification of the biliopancreatic diversion in 1988; and in the United Kingdom, the concept of LSG evolved as a modification of the Magenstrasse and Mill procedure. In the latter, SG is essentially a completion of the Magenstrasse distally by completely separating the greater curvature and antrum.

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  • 2008-12-03